Skin Supplements 2

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I recently wrote an article on the best supplements to take for your skin health. I know that there are varying arguments for and against the use of supplements out there. But I don’t see anything wrong with taking supplements to help your skin, as long as you obviously don’t rely solely on them to provide you with the necessary nutrients. Supplements are not to be used in place of a well-balanced diet, and are in fact an aid to supplement your diet should you decide to go down that route.

As you can tell, I’m a fan of supplements and take some on a daily basis, in particular those designed to help skin health. For as long as I can remember, I have always had issues with my skin. I’d just hit puberty when I suddenly started getting these horrible spots that just wouldn’t go away, no matter what I did to address the sitiuation. Over the years, my acne seemed to change face, escalating to cystic acne right through to hormonal acne. I never thought I’d get rid of it, but I finally did, in part due to use of skin supplements. I learned that sometimes you also have to clean your skin from inside out, after all, you are what you eat, right?

Here are more supplements that your skin could benefit from:

  • Olive fruit extract. This extract helps protect the skin from free radicals and the oxidative damage associated with aging. It also improves the overall health and beauty of skin.
  • Biotin is a member of the B-vitamin family. Research has indicated that nail strength and quality are improved by taking 2.5 milligrams per day.
  • Hyaluronic acid. In essence, hyaluronic acid is one if the skin’s premier moisturizers, as it holds water in the intracellular matrix of dermal connective tissue and contributes to the skin’s elasticity.
  • Rosemary contains active plant compounds like ursolic acid and carnosic acid that have powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Rosemary can help keep your skin looking vibrant by supporting cell membrane health.
  • Green tea extract. Green tea is a source of polyphenols known as flavonoids, the predominate flavonoid being Catechins are strong antioxidants that promote overall health and protect against free radical damage to the skin. More and more beauty products contain this powerful ingredient.

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Supplements and Diet For Flawless Skin With A Glow

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Ask any woman and they’ll tell you they’d love to have flawless skin with a glow. Yes, we’d all like that without the hefty price tag that comes with the skincare products and beauty procedures that the industry churns out at an alarming rate. Yet we all seem to have lost sight of the fact that the very best beauty care or nourishment we can treat our skin to is through diet, what we put in our bodies. After all, you are what you eat!

A diet rich in high-quality proteins such as salmon and calcium-rich foods including yogurt is a great way of nourishing your skin from inside out. You would do very well to include a lot of fruits and vegetables in your diet, because they’re packed full of protective antioxidants that your skin will thank and reward you for!

In as much as a good diet is good for great skin, you still need further help to you fight the free radicals your skin is subjected to on a daily basis. These free radicals are your number one enemy as they play a huge role in escalating wrinkles, fine lines, and other effects of ageing. Your best bet is to couple a good diet with supplements that promote optimal skin health and beauty.

Below are some of the best, recommended supplements to help you nourish and feed your skin in your quest for flawless, glowing skin and a more youthful appearance:

Vitamin D

Many people have insufficient levels of this important vitamin.

Vitamin D is believed to protect the skin from sun damage and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Kudzu extract

An ancient Chinese and Japanese vine extract that helps support collagen production and the skin’s natural support structure, improving skin tone and firmness.

Astaxanthin

Astaxanthin is a naturally occurring carotenoid pigment that gives salmon its distinctive colour. It’s packed full of antioxidants, helping protect the skin from the free-radical damage linked to ageing.

Tocotrienol

Tocotrienols are a specific form of vitamin E with potent antioxidant properties. A combination of tocotrienols and astaxanthin has been reported to reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles and discolorations while smoothing and moisturizing the skin.

Lutein

Spinach is a rich source of Lutein and is important for good eye health. Recent studies suggest that the antioxidant properties of lutein may support healthy skin lipids and increase hydration in the skin.

Lycopene

Lycopene is a red plant pigment found mainly in tomatoes and contains impressive antioxidant properties. Lycopene has been shown to improve skin color and radiance, and reduce the skin’s sensitivity to sunlight.

Alpha lipoic acid

Alpha lipoic acid is the universal antioxidant, working with both the fat- and water-soluble parts of cells. The antioxidant properties of alpha lipoic acid have been reported to help reduce signs of skin photoageing.

Calcium

The mineral calcium is vital to the health and strength of all of your bones, including your facial bones. Firm facial bones ensure that your skin doesn’t sag and wrinkle easily.

Vitamin C

In addition to its antioxidant properties, which have been reported to protect the skin from free-radical damage, vitamin C is vital for normal collagen production and the skin’s natural support structure.

Kiwi seed extract

Kiwi seed extract improves radiance, reduces the appearance of fine lines and dark circles, and improves skin moisture.

Armed with all this information, you should be able to enjoy gorgeous, glowing skin should you choose to go down this route. Do you already use any skin supplements that work really well for you?

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